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WWE News: Jim Ross pays homage to Bobby Heenan

Johny Payne
6.27K   //    22 Sep 2017, 21:45 IST

Jim Ross (Left) and Bobby Heenan (Right) were broadcast partners in the old days.
Jim Ross (Left) and Bobby Heenan (Right) were broadcast partners in the old days.

What’s the story?

In a recent post on JR’s Family Bar-B-Q, Jim Ross paid homage to the late-Bobby Heenan, heaping loads of praise on the beloved ‘Weasel’. Ross sympathized with Heenan, explaining how the latter passed away following a tough battle with throat cancer.

Additionally, JR asserted that Heenan was likely the best to ever combine the diverse skill sets of wrestling, managing, and broadcasting in the professional wrestling business. 

Furthermore, Ross urged the departed Heenan to tell the former’s wife, Jan Ross—who also passed away recently—that he misses her every minute of the day. 

In case you didn’t know…

Bobby Heenan, whose real name was Raymond Louis Heenan, is widely regarded as one of the most entertaining personalities to have ever worked in the pro-wrestling industry.

The legendary manager and announcer was in a long battle with throat cancer—a disease he’s said to have suffered since 2002. He sadly passed away on September 17th this year.

The heart of the matter:

Jim Ross penned a heartfelt message to ‘The Brain’, referring to the latter as arguably the greatest overall performer in the business. Here are a few excerpts from JR’s homage to Bobby Heenan—

“Still shaken over the death of my longtime friend, and former broadcast partner, Bobby Heenan, this past Sunday after years of suffering and illness that drastically changed his life and affected many of us in a profound way.”

“Bobby, please say hello to his wife Jan when you see her and tell her that I miss her every minute of the day. You always made she and I laugh and that’s always our best medicine.” 

What’s next?

The professional wrestling industry is coming together to pay their last respects to the late-great Bobby Heenan.


During this difficult time, we keep the Heenan family in our thoughts and prayers.

Author’s take:

Bobby Heenan was one of the most intriguing people in the business, and his death comes as a huge blow to us as fans.

We’ll always remember him for the years and years of larger-than-life storylines he brought to life. Rest in peace, Bobby.   

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